Shrove Tuesday @ Toa Payoh Lorong 4

Frivolous & Indulgence.

Frivolity & Indulgence.

Shrove Tuesday is a little cafe/dessert place in the middle of the residential area of Toa Payoh Lorong 4. Even though “Shrove Tuesday” is widely known as “Pancake Day”, you won’t find any pancakes here but delicious ice-cream, waffles, coffee & other home-made desserts. Shrove Tuesday is a hidden jem, just opening early this year. News about them has already spread and their popularity has started to grow.

Inside of Shrove Tuesday,

Inside of Shrove Tuesday,

Interior of Shrove.

Interior of Shrove.

A nice little paragraph to give you an understand of their name - "Shrove Tuesday".

A nice little paragraph to give you an understanding of their name – “Shrove Tuesday”.

Some wooden crates as decor. Note the sign - "Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted".

Some wooden crates as decor.
Note the sign – “Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted”.

Aesthetic
As described in the paragraph, Shrove Tuesday falls on a day before Lent, a period before Easter. Hence Shrove Tuesday’s decor makes use of Easter as inspiration. Bright orange is painted on one part of the wall, colourful potted plants, teacups & knick-knacks are used as decor. Some hints of the Easter Bunny are placed here and there. White faux brick walls used for the counter & artificial grass for a very outdoorsy feel. I quite like the abstract ceiling light feature and their use of interesting quotes around the place. Such as “Waffles Don’t Judge, Waffles Understand” (So true) and another on the door towards the bathroom “Business Big Or Small, What You Seek Lies Behind This Door”. Though it’s simple, it’s all very fun & quirky, a little titbit you can spot while looking around the place.

Their seating area is also quite small with wooden tables and small stools for seats. They do have another area behind the counter with a larger table, more private or for larger groups. The place is definitely slightly bigger than Creamier. Shrove is located in the midst of a residential area, thus I would think only people who live nearby or through the whole of mouth (or blog), would know about the place. Of course, Shrove has been gaining popularity and there are times when the place can be packed.

Desserts on display on the counter.

Desserts on display on the counter.

Home-made ice-cream!

Home-made ice-cream!

Interesting macaron display.

Interesting macaron display.

Shrove's little menu.

Shrove’s little menu.

Food
Shrove offers a variety of desserts, ranging from home-made ice-cream, macarons, pies, brownies, waffles and their special home-made ice-cream bars. Along with desserts, Shrove also offers coffee from high quality 100% organic Arabica coffee beans. (I’ve yet to try as I’m not much of a coffee person). Unfortunately, as they are still quite new, their hot food menu is still unavailable, though I think you won’t miss much as they seem to be focused on their desserts. They do serve a few pies as well, either an Apple Pie or if you want something savoury, Chicken Pie. Prices for their desserts range from average to above average but they don’t charge GST or service charge, so that’s a bonus.

Cute & colourful little table numbers.  A stuffed toy number on a stick in a jar.

Cute & colourful little table numbers.
A stuffed toy number on a stick in a jar.

Peanut Fudge Chocolate Caramel Bar Can't remember how much this was. This was really good though, it remind me a lot of a Mars ice-cream bar. It's basically ice-cream & caramel sauce on the inside.

Peanut Fudge Chocolate Caramel Bar
Can’t remember how much this was. This was really good though, it reminded me a lot of a Mars ice-cream bar. It’s basically ice-cream & caramel sauce on the inside.

Peanut Banana Cake (Think it was $3.50) This was quite nice. Like a peanut butter cake. Though it was small, it's great if you wanna try more of their desserts.

Peanut Banana Cake (Think it was $3.50)
This was quite nice. Like a peanut butter cake. Though it was small, it’s great if you wanna try more of their desserts.

Waffles with ice-cream ($5 for waffles, $2.50 per ice-cream scoop, 80cents more for premium flavor) Mascarpone Cheese, Raspberry Lychee Rose, Rocher I just love Shrove's ice-cream. They are just as good as Creamier's. What I like about them is that they have quite a few unique flavors as well. Great texture, great flavors. My personal flavor is Mascarpone Cheese.

Waffles with ice-cream ($5 for waffles, $2.50 per ice-cream scoop, 80cents more for premium flavor)
Mascarpone Cheese, Raspberry Lychee Rose, Rocher
I just love Shrove’s ice-cream. They are just as good as Creamier’s. What I like about them is that they have quite a few unique flavors as well. Great texture, great flavors. My personal favourite is Mascarpone Cheese.

Tiramisu (If I remembered correctly, it was $8.50) I really liked their take on the Tiramisu. Though it was a tad too pricey, it was basically a combination of Affogato & Tiramisu. With espresso & vanilla ice-cream underneath the cream and biscotti on the side. I do applaud their creativity on this.

Tiramisu (If I remembered correctly, it was $8.50)
I really liked their take on the Tiramisu. Though it was a tad too pricey, it was basically a combination of Affogato & Tiramisu. With espresso & vanilla ice-cream underneath the cream and biscotti on the side. I do applaud their creativity on this.

Macarons ($3 each) Vanilla & Cherry, Hazelnut & Caramel Apart from them being labeled as "Macaroons", which I found quite funny, their macarons are all very well done.  Each macaron features double flavors. Not only that, the filling of their macarons also features filling within the filling. So when you take a bite, you can see another filling inside the filling, which I really liked. (Especially with all the macarons I've had, this was a breath of fresh air)

Macarons ($3 each)
Vanilla & Cherry, Hazelnut & Caramel
Apart from them being mislabeled as “Macaroons”, which I always find to be quite funny, their macarons are all very well done.
Each macaron features double flavors. Not only that, the filling of their macarons also features filling within the filling. So when you take a bite, you can see another filling inside the filling (Inception?), which I really liked. (Especially with all the macarons I’ve had, this was a breath of fresh air)

Waffles with ice-cream again NY Cheesecake, Bailey's, Black Berries This was from my second visit. I'm not sure if it was because I went there on an empty stomach, but this was the first time I actually enjoyed waffles. (I've had so many waffles as well, I'm sick of them.) Their waffles were quite fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and they tasted great.  I also had a passing chat with one of the owners of the place (or at least I think it's one of the owners) and she mentioned that their ice-cream were all home-made. I do recommend Shrove's ice-cream, it's really good. I even bought home a take-away tub after my visit.

Waffles with ice-cream again
NY Cheesecake, Bailey’s, Black Berries
This was from my second visit. I’m not sure if it was because I went there on an empty stomach, but this was the first time I actually enjoyed waffles. (I’ve had so many waffles, I’m starting to get sick of them.) Their waffles were quite fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and they tasted great.
I also had a passing chat with one of the owners of the place (or at least I think it’s one of the owners) and she mentioned that their ice-cream were all home-made. I do recommend Shrove’s ice-cream, it’s all really good. I even bought home a take-away tub after my visit.

Macarons ($3 each) Pistachio & Chocolate, Vanilla & Cherry, Tiramisu & Coffee, Hazelnut & Caramel, Lemon & Raspberry, Orange & Chocolate As I said earlier, Shrove's macarons feature double flavors. Couldn't help myself and bought some home. (All the pretty colors) I do feel that $3 is a tad pricey for one macaron but Shrove's version is quite unique with their double flavors, and great taste, so I'm fine with it.

Macarons ($3 each)
Pistachio & Chocolate, Vanilla & Cherry, Tiramisu & Coffee, Hazelnut & Caramel, Lemon & Raspberry, Mango & Coconut
As I said earlier, Shrove’s macarons feature double flavors. Couldn’t help myself and so bought some home. (All the pretty colors) I do feel that $3 is a tad pricey for one macaron but Shrove’s version is quite unique with their double flavors, and they all tasted great, so I’ll let it slide.

"Chocolate Is The Answer" I think I would go with "Ice-cream Is The Answer" for me.

“Chocolate Is The Answer”
I think I would go with “Ice-cream Is The Answer” for me.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
I do really like Shrove Tuesday. It’s a hidden jem within the Toa Payoh Lorong 4 residential estate. I highly recommend a visit to Shrove, they serve great ice-cream & waffles and it’s a great place to relax. It’s situated near the food market, so you can head to Shrove after for dessert. Or if you’re at Creamier and it’s too crowded, Shrove is just around a 10minute walk away. I would definitely go back again for their ice-cream, even their waffles (which says something as I’m getting sick of waffles).

Rating

Food
8/10
Aesthetic
7/10
Price
6.5/10
Service
7.5/10

Shrove Tuesday

Block 94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-32, Singapore, Singapore 310094
(Nearest train station: Braddell)
Contact: 6258 2254
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
http://shrovetuesday.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/ShroveTuesdaySG

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